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Uhuru went head to head with governor Nanok and Twitter is split

A viral video clip of President Uhuru Kenyatta going head to head with Turkana Governor Joseph Nanok has split opinion on Twitter.

An angry President Kenyatta openly clashed with the governor, at some point even telling Turkana electorate that the world would not end should they refuse to vote for his government.

Mr Kenyatta also rubbished claims that his government has allocated Turkana county insufficient funds.


“If you keep listening to none issues, you’ll be the losers, not me. We, like the others, will come asking for your votes, but whether or not you vote for us, will that be the end of the world?” President Kenyatta posed.

Mr Nanok had earlier on held a press conference at Capitol Hill in Nairobi, together with opposition leader Raila Odinga, where he said it was wrong for the president to scale down the sharing formula from 10 to five per cent for the people where the oil is.

The clip has been shared countless times on social media touching off varied comments.

To Twitter we go:

Some told Uhuru to tone down:

Others hailed the governor’s bravery:

Some backed Uhuru:

Others blamed the governor for rattling a snake: